Gurmar is a famed plant, revered for its use in treatment of diabetes for nearly two millennia. The Hindi name Gurmar actually means diabetes killer. It is a large climber, rooting at nodes. Leaves are elliptic, narrow tipped, base narrow. Leaves are smooth above, and sparsely or densely velvety beneath. Pale yellow flowers are small, in axillary and lateral umbel like cymes. Stalk of the umbel is long. Sepals are long, ovate, obtuse, velvety. Flowers are pale yellow, bell-shaped. Corona is single, with 5 fleshy scales.
Good for Diabetes, Wheezing, Cough, Toxins and fever.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Hindi||Malayalam|
|Gymnema Sylvestre||Gurma||गुड़मार / Gurmar||ചക്കരക്കൊല്ലി / Cakkarakkolli|